Order of the Arrow University
will be March 11-13, 2016. Early Sign Up Fee: $28 if paid before March.
OAU: Then and Possibly Now?
As a youth, still in my infancy with the Order, the calendar of events were still a mystery. So when OAU came up, I just thought it was what members did. I had really no idea that this was the first ever, and would eventually catch the attention of the National Lodge!
So with a duffle of a weekend's worth of stuff (most definitely more than was needed) and an aimless wandering look on my face I registered for whatever this was going to be. I quickly found the main meeting room where we would go through orientation as well as the barracks where we would be sleeping.
If your curious what the first OAU had, check out the
OAU webpage from way back in 2009.
The goal was to equip members with the information necessary to becoming honor chapters and a stellar lodge. Everything from orchestrating and planning meetings to effective ceremonies teams. They taught AIE and the drum. There were tips on how to relate to your troop and cement yourself as an effective leader.
If the OA are the green berets of the BSA, then this was basic training (aside from the physical challenges). Set at the beginning of the year, this was a compass that would help direct the lodge moving forward.
Since the first few years, OAU has declined in support. Many were unaware that we've done this in the past. I would not be so presumptuous as to assume that this has led to a lethargic attitude on the part of some in our lodge. But how cool would it be for an event like this to empower (buzzword alert) a new season of members to passionately move Wa-Hi-Nasa and their chapters (especially Wewoapisak) into a new, trans-formative year of cheerful service.
15st Annual Wewoapisak Family Picnic
August 23, 2014
Food, fun, and fellowship were in abundance as the Wewoapisak Family gathered together again. Lots of Bar-B-Que provided by Don Haynes and Jeff Rich. They cooked all night. The fruits of their labors were enjoyed by all, but they might of missed it. They looked half zonked in lawn chairs during the entire event. Side dishes and desserts were great, and thank goodness there was A-W Root Beer.
Oh yes, and the volleyball. Adults win again.
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Wewoapisak 2014 Picnic Part 1
Seventh Annual PUTT PUTT.
July 19, 2014
A new twist was put into place at Wewoapisak Putt Putt Tournament. The arrowmen of Atohuna (Walton Trail) accepted the invitation to compete as Chapter vs. Chapter. So in addition to the individuals competing against each other, the Wewoapisak and Atohuna have created a new tradition and a traveling trophy. Check out the Activities page for all the fun.
Wewoapisak Welcomes our Newest
August 9, 2014
Nathaniel Widick Mason McVey
Christopher Hurst Brandon Kraus
Lucus McKenzie Nick Wells
Kevin McKenzie Jacob Berry
Thomas Wehby Zach Tyler
Haydynn Fyke Dean West
Spring Ordeal 2014
Wewoapisak serves in many ways at Wa-hi-nasa's Spring Ordeal. Six ceremonies performed - three Pre-Ordeals, two Ordeals, one Brotherhood. Three elangomats volunteered to repeat their Ordeal and show new candidates the way to seek the arrow. One arrow man served on kitchen staff. Several of Wewoapisak served in various support areas for the ceremonies teams. Another great event of service. Check pictures on the Service page.
Wewoapisak Sends Ten to Conclave 2014
April 29, 2014
Wewoapisak Chapter went to Camp McKee in Jeffersonville, Kentucky. Ten arrow men participated with the Wa -hi-nasa Lodge in weekend of brotherhood fellowship, learning, and competition. Weather was great, food was good, and the hospitality was excellent. Hats off to the Kawida Lodge as hosts. Wewoapisak's partitcipation helped contribute to Wa-hi-nasa bring home the coveted Golden Arrow Trophy the fifth year in a row. Thank you Wewoapisak. Congrats Wa-hi-nasa. Check out some of the activities of the weekend on the activities page.
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